Hummus lovers, gather around. Most of these hummus variations require no more than a minute or two of chopping and stirring. Hot Bacon Hummus, B'ummus (beet hummus), Tzatzummus (tzatziki, meet hummus!) and even Pastrummus (pastrami + hummus, we went there).
'fun food friday' on Serious Eats
It all started innocently enough back at the office. We started by stirring in frozen peas. When Max suggested doing a hamburger and pizza variation, I gave him a thumbs up and a you got it dude!, But, have mercy, we don't stop there. That's when we grabbed the ham. And the sausage. And the chickpeas. And the spinach. And the chicken. And the buffalo sauce.
On a Friday at just around beer o'clock, you want your fried chicken to have just a bit more... something. Flavor. Oomph. Whatever you want to call it. Here are seven recipes for seven different dipping sauces, each one with seven ingredients or fewer, designed to come together in seven minutes or less with absolutely no cooking.
Rather than settle for a sub-optimal burger-topping-fry combo, Serious Eats editors Carey Jones, Erin Zimmer, and I went straight into the heart of the Burger Zone (the official name for the area of downtown Brooklyn that now houses a Shake Shack, a Smashburger, and a Five Guys all within a five-minute walkable radius). Once we reached the epicenter of the three restaurants, we split up and headed out to pick up a topped burger and side of fries from each restaurant. The idea was that we'd use the different components to assemble The Ultimate Burger and Fries Combo, a high end fast-food meal so epic that it requires the use of capital letters.
Adding superfluous amounts of salt and butter to popcorn is never a bad idea but we had fun with more out-there toppings. Lemongrass popcorn? Cool Ranch popcorn? A Japanese twist with furikake? Some other ideas for flavorings are hiding in packaged ramen and the blue-box mac and cheese—those little pouches of super salty powder make for an insta-topper.